World Folk Jam - 1 Year Anniversary Party

East Bay Mansion , Berkeley [All Ages]

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US$ 60 (excl. Fees)

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TEA TRIBE PRESENTS:

WORLD FOLK JAM

One Year Anniversary Party
and Oshan's 45th Birthday

A FESTIVAL OF FOLK ARTS
IN A BEAUTIFUL EAST BAY MANSION

Our events celebrate diversity and honor ancient traditions, featuring world-renowned folk music, movement, art, theater, and spoken word artists. These events seek to nurture and support the Bay Area's world folk communities and to facilitate networking, collaboration, friendship, and cross-cultural understanding. 

FEATURING:

Ernesto Olmos (Indigenous Mexican)
Simorgh Dance Collective (Persian)
Soji Sai (Nigerian Afrobeat & Highlife) 
Mizuho Sato (Flamenco Dance)
Dos Bandoleros (Spanish Rumba Flamenca)
Raman and Friends (Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic)
Las Almas del Tango
(Argentinian Tango)
Bandjango Collectif (French, Roma, New Orleans)
 Miriam Peretz & Ayah Buonaugorio (Sacred Dance)
dj warble (World Folktronica)
DJ Marcel Surreal (Deep Global House)

Fire Arts Performances by Lava Lotus and Sonia Tiger
Indigenous Mexican Art Show
by Ernesto Olmos
Turkish Fashion Imports by Aziz Abbatiello
Daoist Medical Qi Gong by Sean T. Fox
Chair Massage by Andrea Balistreri

All Night: World Folk Acoustic Jams, Giant Hot Tub, Dance and Fire Arts performances, Healthy Kitchen Fare, Free Gourmet Tea Service, Art Show, Sound Healing Lounge.
 

FULL SCHEDULE

SOUTHERN AIR TEMPLE (top floor)

7:30pm: Ernesto Olmos (Indigenous Mexican)
Ernesto Olmos will be doing an opening ritual to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, including ancestral music. Ernesto has been active in the community arts in Northern California since 1998. He has developed a wide range of programs, curriculum, presentations, art exhibits and musical performance based in traditions of Native Mexico. He travels to support sacred ceremonies and cultural exchanges throughout the Americas. Ernesto combines ancient forms of art that have been passed down through oral and ceremonial traditions. He works to keep sacred arts thriving with the intention of remembering indigenous roots and living in with full honor as we walk in the path set out by our ancestors, using the healing sounds of Mesoamerican instruments and indigenous cultural traditions from Oaxaca, Mexico.

9pm: Simorgh Dance Collective (Persian)
Simorgh Dance Collective is a world community of expert and emerging artists devoted to cross-cultural dialogue and artistic collaboration in traditional, classical, and sacred dance styles of Persia and the Silk Road. Performances of the evening will include classical and folk dances of Iran by Simorgh Dance Collective, as well as live music by Nariman Assadi and Jonathan Kipp.

11pm: Soji Sai (Nigerian Afrobeat & Highlife) 
Nigeria’s legendary guitar master and singer Adesoji "Soji" Odukogbe was, among other things, the lead guitarist for Fela Kuti for five years. Odukogbe draws on an extensive background in Nigerian Afrobeat, highlife, and spiritual music, bringing a unique sensibility to his highlife guitar interpretations.

12:30am Mizuho Sato (Flamenco Dance)
Award-winning Flamenco Artist Mizuho Sato was born in Iwate, Japan and started classical ballet at the age of three. She later developed a love for flamenco, the art form from Andalucía, Spain. Focusing on flamenco's intricate and complex rhythms, she will play live percussion, showcase her "taconeo" (footwork) talents, and move with the fluidity of upper body expression using "braceo" (arm movements) and "floreo" (hand movements).

1am: Dos Bandoleros (Spanish Rumba Flamenca)
Dos Bandoleros is the exciting project of Raúl Vargas from Makrú and Alberto Gutierrez from La Mandanga. Both natives of Madrid, Spain and regulars in the Bay Area's Latin music scene. They will be joined by two members of Barrio Manouche, Javi Jiménez on guitar and Fanny Ara performing Flamenco dance.

3am: dj warble
warble aka oshan anand will be weaving magical musical threads from numerous traditions into a tapestry of ancient-future sounds and rhythms. warble's infectious dance dubs will be sure to enchant your dancing feet.

All Night in Front Kitchen
Vegan pizzas, fresh from our pizza oven (gluten-free option), quinoa salad, squash soup, young coconuts, chai, hot chocolate, kava-colada, chocolate treats, snacks, and more.

All Night in Back Room: Divine Chaos Sound Healing Lounge & Tea
Sip gourmet tea served ceremonially while basking in a peaceful womb of ambient healing sound. This is an open jam, bring bowls, bells, gongs, chimes, handpans, harps, didgeridoos, and voices.

WATER GARDEN OF DELIGHT (top floor - outside)

7pm-11pm: World Folk Acoustic Jam
Acoustic instruments only. World folk music only. We guest-list dozens of performers for every party to participate in the jams.
11:11pm: Dance and Fire Arts Performances
by Lava Lotus and Sonia Tiger.
 
All Night: Giant Hot Tub
Fits 20 people. Bring towels. Clothing optional. Keep it clean and respectful.
 
MIDDLE EARTH LOUNGE (middle floor)
 
8:00pm: Daoist Medical Qi Gong by Sean T. Fox
We will be breathing, stretching and flowing through Daoist Medical Qigong sequences to explore the alchemy of breath, embodied movement, and meditation. Sean T Fox is a certified Acupuncturist, Hatha Yoga and White Tiger Medical Qigong Teacher. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
 
9pm-4am: World Folk Acoustic Jam
Acoustic instruments only. World folk music only. Not a drum circle. We guest-list dozens of performers for every party to participate in the jams. We are full up for this event, but if you would like to be a jam leader in the future, please fill out this form.
 
All Night: Free Gourmet Tea Ceremony
Sit and enjoy fine teas served to you ceremonially by our charming tea servers while enjoying the acoustic music.
 
FIRE DRAGON DEN (bottom floor)
 
8:30pm: Bandjango Collectif (French, Roma, New Orleans)
Bandjango Collectif (Formerly known as French Oak) is a wild-around-the-edges experience, melding French Gypsy Jazz & Chanson, New Orleans Jazz, Global Traditionals & Folk. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Bay Native and vocalist, Stella Heath, leads this band of gypsies in their undeniably fun performances! Featuring Ian scherer on guitar, Robby Elfman on reeds. With their French-inspired global panoply of sounds spotlighting Heath’s magnetic vocals and the band’s tight rhythms they will transport you to lands unknown!
 
10:30pm: Las Almas del Tango (Argentinian Tango)
Las Almas will present traditional and contemporary Argentine tango music that will take the audience on a magical journey to Buenos Aires. The mission of Las Almas is to present contemporary Argentine tango through virtuosic artistic performance and informative educational events. Las Almas is a collaboration between powerhouse female tango musicians, Sumi Lee, Heyni Solera, and guest violinist Teagan Faran. They originally bonded in Buenos Aires, drawn by a mutual love of tango music, as well as a realization of the inequality of professional opportunity for women in the Tango genre. They studied under the same maestros and performed with prestigious tango orchestras in Buenos Aries, and now frequently perform around the world.
 
12:30pm Raman and Friends (Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic)
A mixture of Kurdish, Turkish and Arabic music. This band includes Raman Osman, Kurdish composer and master tembûr/tambour (saz) musician from Al-Hasaka, Syria, Faisal Zedan, Syrian virtuoso percussionist, and Miriam Peretz on daf. This performance will be accompanied by sacred dance performances from Miriam Peretz and Ayah Buonaugorio.
 
2:00am: DJ Marcel Surreal (Deep Global House)
Marcel Surreal, coming from a musical family, Sly & the Family Stone, lives and breathes music, playing deep, soulful, and afro house, mixed with global sounds.
 
In the Hallway: Art show by: Ernesto Olmos
Ernesto Olmos, born in Oaxaca, Mexico, has developed a wide range of art based in traditions of Native Mexico. He travels to support sacred ceremonies and cultural exchanges throughout the Americas. Ernesto combines ancient forms of art that have been passed down through oral and ceremonial traditions. He works to keep sacred arts thriving with the intention of remembering indigenous roots as we walk in the path set out by our ancestors. Ernesto will have original artwork and prints for sale.
 
If you do folk art and want to be featured in a future event, please contact us.
 
 

ABOUT OUR TICKETS
This event will definitely sell out, so get your tickets now! Ticket sales go to cover expenses and pay competitive wages to our musicians, performers, shuttle drivers, security, and other event staff. Sorry, but ALL 60 volunteer positions have been filled. Professional musicians who are interested in leading open jams at future events can apply for free tickets using this application. If you have a band that would like to be hired for one of our future events, fill out our Band Application.
 
THIS IS A PARTICIPATORY EVENT
We encourage all attendees to participate in creating experiences. Bring instruments to jam. We invite dance, flow arts, circus arts, spoken word, live painting, acrobatics, body-painting, interactive art and theater, puppet shows, etc. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. No alcohol will be provided. BYOB. Free gourmet tea ceremonies by Tea Tribe / Om Shan Tea.
 
IMPORTANT PARKING INFO
Do not park in our neighborhood or you will not be admitted to the event!
A ticket AND proof that you didn't park in the neighborhood (Uber/Lyft or free shuttle receipt) will be required for entry to the event.
 
SHUTTLE From 6:45pm to 4am, our free shuttle service will run every 10-20 minutes to and from:
Rockridge BART Plaza, at the corner of College Ave and Keith Ave:
After 4am, shuttles will go back from house as needed until 6am (BART starts).
 
The venue location and Uber/Lyft instructions will be included with your ticket.
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We love the world folk music and dance community!
Through these World Folk Jams, we seek to support and promote this community in a number of ways. Our events provide a space for professional networking and creative collaboration. We hire many performers for our events and pay them competitive rates, and we are building a gig referral network to connect event producers and performers. We also run a large Facebook group, World Folk Music and Dance (Bay Area), to help the community publicize its events.